Like many other small suburbs around Indiana capital Indianapolis, Plainfield, Indiana relies on the breadth of Indianapolis media to gather information about current events, Indianapolis news, Indianapolis music, and Indianapolis sports, and to stay in touch with the world around it. Though media enthusiasts in Plainfield can count on subscriptions to the Indianapolis Star, tune into WZPL 99.5, or change the channel to Channel 6 WRTV, Plainfield media has a couple of outlets of its own.
A major source of local news in Plainfield, Indiana is the Hendricks County Flyer. This Plainfield newspaper serves all of Hendricks County, including Avon, Clayton, Brownsburg, Danville, and others. Covering local news like Plainfield events, Plainfield sports, and other items of local interest, the Hendricks County Flyer brings news Plainfield residents care about to their doorsteps. The Hendricks County Flyer website allows the community get involved; the site has opinion polls, a user-edited event calendar, and advertisements for Plainfield businesses.
Though Plainfield residents can tune into the large number of Indianapolis radio stations, Plainfield media has a radio station all of its own: WRDZ 98.3 FM. Owned by the Walt Disney Company, WRDZ is popular with Plainfield children. Here, kids can get their Jonas Brothers, Hillary Duff, and Miley Cyrus fix. Formerly operated out of a Plainfield resident’s garage, the station used to feature local weather, basketball news, and other items of local interest, but was bought by Radio Disney in 1980. WRDZ broadcasts throughout Hendricks and Marion County, making kids bob their heads and tap their toes all across central Indiana.